Traveler Reviews of Private Tours in Kyoto-Japan by Tour Guide Keiko J. (Guide #27946)


Susan Eslick

United States
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Tour: #420619, Saihouji Temple visit (moss garden visit) including hotel pick up, Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: Oct 26/18

Keiko was just the very best guide! She is smart, energetic, youthful, and fun. She made our entire trip to Kyoto one of the very best. We loved the places she took us and we enjoyed talking about all things Japanese. She is well traveled around the world so we appreciated her perspective on so many things. Your trip will not be complete without using Keiko as your guide. Lots of thumbs up!!

Emily Peterson

United States
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Tour: Private tour One day tour In Kyoto and Nara, Kyoto, Japan
Date: Oct 10/18

Keiko was on time and ready to go at 9 am. She had a very reasonable itinerary planned for us and reviewed it up front to make sure it was to our liking. Her English was excellent as was her local knowledge. Her stories and explanations of the shrines and history made our day memorable. On the train ride home we discussed politics and culture and it was fascinating to get the Japanese perspective on these topics. Keiko seemed more like a friend than a tour guide, great day, thanks again.

Stephen Neal

United Kingdom
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Tour: #420619, Highlights of Kyoto Including Kyoto's Food Culture Private Tour., Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: Oct 2/18

Keiko Is knowledgeable, efficient, kind, and was very patient with our persistent questions and dawdling. She eagerly helped us pursue our interest in ceramics and other shopping targets, and gave more than an hour over our planned finish time. We would thoroughly recommend her as a guide.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for the review, Stephen! It was pleasure to show you around Kyoto city to you and I enjoyed a lot the time with you and your friends as I love ceramics, too! I hope you have a great memory in Japan. When you visit Japan next time, please contact me as I'm willing to show you other cities which is famous for ceramics.

Konstantin Gaizer

Russia
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Tour: #411585, Southern Kyoto Sightseeing and Japanese Drink Tasting Private Tour, Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: Sep 27/18

Konstantin Gaizer

Russia
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Tour: #420619, Highlights of Kyoto Including Kyoto's Food Culture Private Tour., Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: Sep 26/18

We had a wonderful time with Keiko who was very competent and enthusiastic. We enjoyed the tour and her attentive attitude to all our needs.

Andrew Perry

Australia
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Tour: #420619, Highlights of Kyoto from Kobe cruise port, Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: Sep 18/18

Excellant guide with excellent English. Keiko arranged our day extremely well, visiting a temple, 2 Shrines and we even managed to squeeze in a Kimono wearing photoshoot! She was also awesome with out 4 years old daughter. We would highly recommend her as a guide. Many thanks Keiko.

Wolfgang Bogensberger

Austria
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Tour: #463652, Highlights of Nara in one day, Nara, Japan    view tour
Date: Aug 3/18

Keiko is a knowledgable, very well prepared and informed guide, resourceful and ready to adapt the Nara tour spontaneously to the interests of the group. She can explain quite complex issues easily, like facets of the Buddhist. She knows much about the subjects of the tour and well beyond, which was very stimulating for us. Her warm and welcoming character and her helping attitude made the tour for us a real pleasure. We can strongly recommend her as a guide. Thank you Keiko!

Steve Zebiv

Australia
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Tour: #420619, Highlights of Kyoto Including Kyoto's Food Culture Private Tour., Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: Jul 13/18

Superb. Kyoto has way too much to see so having a guide who is local and understands the places and how to get around in a short period of time is great. We booked the day before it was so easy the staff were so helpful and the website awesome. We had an intimate tour for 2. Keiko knew her stuff and was so accommodating. Great way to see Kyoto.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Steve, Thank you very much for your comment!! Yes, we had such a great time together in Kyoto. It was really fun and unique tour! I hope we can see again in near future. Thank you so much!! Regards, Keiko

Jan Lammens

Belgium
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Tour: #425158, Highlights of Nara in half day, Kobe, Japan    view tour
Date: Jul 10/18

Keiko took us on a customized tour to Nara and she demonstrated her extensive knowledge of the area and history , in a very pleasant way . We want to thank Keiko for the excellent tour guide services provided. Kind regards jan

Jan Lammens

Belgium
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Tour: #420619, Highlights of Kyoto Including Kyoto's Food Culture Private Tour., Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: Jul 9/18

Keiko took us on a customized tour to the highlights and some hidden secrets of Kyoto . We appreciated her excellent knowledge of history and the places visited , as well as the very pleasant interaction with Keiko , whose language skills and knowlegde about Kyoto and many other places are truly exceptional . Kind regards Jan

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Jan, thank you so much for your comment! I had a really good time with you and your buddies in Kyoto and Nara for 2 days. I wanna visit your country to eat real waffles someday!! See you. Keiko

Martin Green

United States
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Tour: #425158, Highlights of Kobe in one day, Kobe, Japan    view tour
Date: Jun 2/18

Keiko was wonderful. She and I discussed the various options and arrived at a tour that was enjoyable, informative and within my comfort zone. As the tour went on, she presented various additional options given my expressed interests and time availability. As we visited the various sites she shared her extensive knowledge of the cultural and historical background which allowed me to have a better appreciation of the sites. Keiko is very outgoing and enthusiastic and a very nice person.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Martin, thank you for the review! It's my great pleasure to be able to introduce you beautiful city, Kobe. We talked about many things during the tour and it was like time really does fly. When you visit Japan again, contact me!!

James Bridle

United Kingdom
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Tour: #420619, Highlights of Kyoto Including Kyoto's Food Culture Private Tour., Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: May 11/18

Keiko was an absolutely fantastic guide. She speaks great English and is very knowledgeable. She suggested places to visit with her, and for the rest of our trip, which was very helpful. Moreover, she was a lovely person to spend the day with, which made it a really special and memorable trip. We felt like we were spending the day with a new friend. We would recommend her as a guide unreservedly.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi James, thank you for the review. I'm glad to be able to a part of your honey moon in Japan! We had such a good time in Kyoto. Same here, I felt like I was spending the day with new friends. Contact me when you visit Japan again!!

Beverly Rhodes

United States
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Tour: #425158, Highlights of Osaka in one day for Beverly, Osaka, Japan    view tour
Date: Apr 29/18

We would highly recommend Keiko as a tour guide in Japan. Her Engish was perfect and her knowledge of Osaka was excellent. We enjoyed her delightful personality, and had a fun day with her. Bev Rhodes and Alan Silverstein

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Beverly and Alan, Thank you very much for choosing my tour! I’m glad to hear that you enjoyed the tour. I also enjoyed walking with you in Osaka. Look forward to seeing you again! Keiko